The Big Give 2018!

We are gobsmacked! Through the amazing generosity of family, friends, supporters, volunteers, fundraisers and corporate partners we have raised a MASSIVE £26,618 for Venture Scotland!!!!

We are SO grateful to each and every person who contributed to our project Big Give page. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ALL this money will be used to help young people to make profound and lasting changes in their lives.  ❤️

We don’t actually know the identity of everyone who donated but we wanted to name-check the ones we do know…

Testing BT’s Team Communications Skills
Venture Scotland team members, Chris, Katie, Elena, Tricia and Claire visited the BT office, Alexander Bain House, in Glasgow on Friday 30 November to raise awareness of Venture Scotland and raise some money at the same time.

Chris and Katie engaged the staff in team-building activities, which allowed us to trial our new corporate team building products whilst Elena, Claire and Tricia sold raffle tickets and baking donated by BT staff.

The day was a huge success, not only raising £554, but also generating interest in our new corporate products which we hope will bring in a new income stream to Venture Scotland.

Many thanks to… Reed Recruitment in Edinburgh

Sir Alec Reed, founder of one of the UK’s leading recruitment businesses, Reed Recruitment, initiated the online fundraising platform, the Big Give. So when the staff at Reed Recruitment in Edinburgh told us that they had picked Venture Scotland as their chosen charity to support during the Big Give Christmas Challenge, we were delighted!  They organised a series of fundraising events over the weeks running up to the challenge and raised an amazing £617. **Thank you to all staff at Reed Recruitment.**

Massive thanks to… Mactaggart & Mickel Homes
Recently we were very close to becoming Mactaggart & Mickel Homes charity partner but unfortunately, we just missed out to Who Cares Scotland. However, they felt our work with young people was inspiring so decided to give £2,000 from a recent fundraising charity football match to our Big Give Christmas Challenge page, and therefore doubling their donation to £4,000!

A huge thank you to our Big Give Partner Rock Sport Radio

We would also like to thank our media partner Rock Sport Radio too – it was amazing to hear past-participants, Paula and Fynn, corporate partner, Christie from Dawn Fresh and Venture Scotland team members, David, Jo and Rob on the radio!!  If you missed this, you can hear their pod cast here.
The Rock Sport Radio team put in a massive effort regularly promoting Venture Scotland on air for almost two weeks, asking their listeners to donate. And they are already talking about future fundraising opportunities! **Thank you Rock Sport Radio**